Graduate Assistantship

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GRE students may elect to apply as a graduate assistant for the academic semester or year. These positions will offer awards of 50% up to 75% of tuition costs (not including fees), depending upon time commitment and assignment.

Note: the above GA tuition reduction rates will apply to all newly assigned GAs from Fall/Summer 2017 onward. All current GAs will continue to receive the same amount of aid that they always have. 

The types of assistantships that are available to our students, are as follows:

Faculty Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants (GA) who paired with an assigned professor to assist with photocopying, gathering research materials, assisting in uploading materials for online courses, and other clerical tasks; duties vary from professor to professor.

In exchange for 8 to 10 hours per week (Time frames may vary) faculty GA’s will receive tuition remission of 50% for up to 12 credit hours. Students acting as faculty GA’s must be enrolled for no less than 6 credit hours per semester

Front Office Graduate Assistantships

Front Office Graduate Assistants will be expected to work 14 hours per week in the Office of the Dean; primarily they will assist the Dean, and office staff. General office duties include, but are not limited to, answering the phone, photocopying, mailings, and general help to students or professors needing assistance.

Other responsibilities include maintaining general office order, updating bulletin boards, as well as assisting with data entry, incoming mail and application tracking and filing of relevant supporting documents. Front office GAs must be flexible, approachable, and personable, as you will often be the first contact for students or prospective students.

In exchange for 14 hours per week, students will receive 75% tuition remission for up to 12 credit hours a semester. Students acting as GA’s must be enrolled for no less than 6 credit hours per semester Students who have completed their coursework are not eligible for front office graduate assistant positions.

To Apply

to be a GA for the GRE, please email GRE@fordham.edu for application information. Note, only those who have been fully admitted and who are registered for a min. of 6 credits may apply.